- As an au-pair your duties will include light housework such as dusting, vacuum cleaning, ironing, dishes etc your working hours are not supposed to exceed 5 hours a day with one full day off every week. In addition to this you must be prepared to babysit up to 3 evenings per week.
- be flexible – you may be needed extra hours or full time for a few days if the children get sick and both parents are working, in which case of course you will receive compensation in some form.
- You will have two full days off per week.
- board and lodgings plus at least DKK 550 per week as pocket money. If you are an “au-pair plus” your pocket money will be at least DKK 650 per week. You will, of course, have your own room and you will be entitled to three meals a day, also on days off.
To become an au-pair you have to be between 18 and 30 years of age. Other qualifications are not required, but it’s an advantage to have experience with children and housework – and you must have at least basic knowledge of the English language to be able to communicate with your host family.